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Re: Huge Keep

Postby AK_Brickster » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:50 pm

If you don't mind my asking, who buys stuff like this? A museum? To me, the whole joy of Lego is the creative process and the building of it, as well as being able to share and enjoy the work of your labors with others, both online and at conventions. I don't understand why someone would buy a massive castle just to keep it in their basement to play "medieval house" with. :?

That said, I'd love to see pictures of the entire layout to date.
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby Clarkryang » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:59 pm

My buyer is a collector that owns his own oil company. He lives to build as well, but he feels like i can build castles that he is not able to build. His intention is to take it to keep conventions once it is finished. Btw, all the bricks were purchased over five years ago, so i can't take credit for the shortage right now. :-)
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby Clarkryang » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:52 pm

I forgot to mention that the smaller drawbridges are on the two sides of the keep to connect to the outer curtain wall around the city. This was a request from my buyer since he wanted the troops in the keep to have fast access to the outer wall. When I post a picture of the sections I have done so far it will all make sense. I know they look odd just up there doing nothing!
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby soccerkid6 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:44 pm

Really looking forward to seeing some pics of all the sections hooked together. Must be fun building a castle of this size and not worrying about the price :)
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby Derrick R. » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:50 pm

This Moc ist wonderful and epic. With so many details! :twitch:

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Re: Huge Keep

Postby peggyjdb » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:32 pm

That is very impressive. Full of lots of detail. Nice work.

So if I understand the above thread, your selling sections of a castle to the same buyer, right? Will you get the chance to get a photo of all together one day? It's going to be really huge, based on the size of the keep and gate house.
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby Velliscig » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:22 pm

Impressive, I love how you've actually included quarters for the entire garrison... how many can you house? With a storehouse that large I'm sure you could withstand a year's siege! Totally awesome build, I'm gleaning some ideas from this for my future projects. 8) Well done! Show us more soon!
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby Tycho McKorley » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:54 pm

All I can say is that I can't way to see the finished project. Keep up the fantastic work.

Edit: Also, I admire your mix of old gray and new. I've never quite been brave enough to put them together often.
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby athronieth » Sun May 12, 2013 1:03 am

Like everyone else I am really impressed by the scale of the project. I used to think Dr. Carney built the most awesome large scale castles (in his case, lego recreations of actual castles), but this project takes things to a whole new level, especially in terms of interiors and use of minifgures (Carney's castles generally lacked them) but also creativity. I especially like the great hall. What fun and challenge designing and building this! And a fascinating sidenote that it is being built for a buyer. I can only imagine what this keep when combined with all the others would cost. Makes me wish I owned an oil company, too, or even half an oil company. :D
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby Valendale » Mon May 13, 2013 11:17 pm

Even when you said huge, I wasn't expecting this much. I'm especially fond of the storeroom for some reason. Good job.
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby K3G » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:37 pm

Great job, specially considering that the whole castle will be a little bit smaller than my Krak des Chevaliers, I can easily realize how big your effort is.
By the way, I have a question: did you cut the plates and tiles in top of the round towers?
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Re: Huge Keep

Postby K3G » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:09 pm

Would you please explain us how did you realize the curved walls? I cannot understand your technique.
In my opinion it is impossible to do that with a such limited quantity of 2x1 bricks... the only way is to alter them. Did you modify those bricks? Thanks!
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